Heat 1 925 917 914 747 933 278 74 24 932
Heat 2 925 914 278 747 917 216 24 74
Final 925 747 917 914 216 278 933 932
Heat 1 155 957 314 958 65
Heat 2 957 155 958 314
Final 155 957 314 958
Heat 1 59 215 455 526 114 671 947
Heat 2 455 526 947 3 215
Euro Masters Final 59 215 947 455 671 526 114 24
Heat 1 151 111 199
Heat 2 114 151 17 308 57 515
Pot of Gold Final 151 118 57
Sunday afternoon seen the concluding chapter of Paddy Whack 2020 action. This time the Micro Bangers were joined by their larger cousins, the Unlimited Bangers as well as Stock Rods and Brisca F2 Stock Cars.
Local Ace Noel Anderson was the crème of the crop, when he glided his way to victory in the Micro Banger Pots of Gold Final while all around him were crashing. Surviving the blitz to join Anderson on the winner’s rostrum was Matthew McKinstry making it a N.I 1-2. Anderson and Liam shared the heat victories later in the day before Killian Eager outlasted his competitors to take the DD spoils.
The Unlimited’s entered the Arena in force to contest their first event of the day which was the 2020 Euro Masters Showdown. Leonard Dunn and former World Champion Steven Bolton were the first to show, as they broke well clear of the carnage behind. While there were battles taking place throughout the field the leading duo continued to stay clear of trouble. As the race neared it’s conclusion a red flag stoppage was required, after Liam Lake dispatched Davey O’Connor in brutal style on the Airport bend. The cars were lined up once again for the restart which would involve a last lap dash to the flag. It was drama all the way with Dunn and Bolton having a drag race to the flag after a last bend coming together. Bolton piped Dunn to the line for the glory, Dunn was forced to settle for second with Gordy McKee third. Later in the day Steven Bolton had another visit to victory lane with a win in heat one. Heat two went the way of England’s Ricki Finney before the green flag was aired to commence the DD. After a few crunching moments the checkers were displayed again with Gordy McKee declared the DD victor.
In the support formula Antrim’s Mark Kilpatrick was on the pace in the ORCi Stock Rods, claiming victory in the opening heat and meeting final. Local man Joseph Largey denied Kilpatrick the perfect hat trick by chalking up a win in heat two.
Bangor’s Craig McConnell was in very dominating form in the Brisca F2 Stock Cars notching up a double heat victory as well as taking the Gold Cup title for the second year running. Bradley McKinstry showed some impressive pace throughout the afternoon taking second in the Gold Cup ahead of Stephen McCready in third.
Racing continues with a Charity Meeting on Sunday 29th March at 1pm featuring Brisca F2 Stock Cars, 2L Saloon Stock Cars, Stock Rods, Junior Rods & Back to Basic Micro Bangers.
- My Laps Information
2Lt Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 747 153 811 292 160 181 180
Heat 2 747 180 153 811 292 181 711 160 145
Gold Cup Final 747 153 811 711 181 145 180 160
Heat 1 525 60 41 72 47 18 922 152
Heat 2 525 72 60 152 41 47 922
Final 525 152 72 41 47 60 922 18 966 19
Heat 1 114 363 63 91 276
Heat 2 114 199 947
Irish Open Final 144 114 199 118 13 183 128
The 2020 Nutts Corner race season kicked off in style on Saturday Evening with day number one of the Paddy Whack weekender.
The Micro Bangers were the main attraction as they contested their Irish Open Championship. The Micro Bangers are always sure to provide a great mix of racing and crashing with this encounter being no exception. England’s Liam Lake was undefeated in the heat events however he had to settle for runner up in the Irish Open title, when his fellow county man Matt Woodcock claimed the honours. It was an all English cast on the podium with Maison Waugh bagging third place.
The support action on the night was provided by the lively 2L Saloon Stock Cars and Junior Rods.
Matthew Stirling was on top form in the 2L Saloon Stock Cars where he romped to a double heat victory before winning the Gold Cup Final. Ryan Wright was his nearest pursuer picking up the runner up spot ahead of Kieran McIvor.
It was a similar picture in the Junior Rod section where Sam Stewart cruised to a hat trick of wins. Joining Sam on the Final podium was Josh Anderson and Odhran McGeown.
- My Laps Information
Heat 1 925 86 917 24 278 436 89
Heat 2 925 86 917 24 278 436 929
Final 925 86 24 917 278 436 89 929
2Lt Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 153 181 190 973 170
Final 153 190 181 160 973
1300 Saloon Stock Cars
Heat 1 1 36 44 946
Final 1 36 946
Heat 1 155 132 997 888 65 314
Final 155 888 314 997 65 132
Heat 1 525 41 911 60 933 152
Final 525 911 60 41 152 933
Back To Basics Bangers
Heat 1 174 118 48 132 74 32 436 15
Final 118 174 32 132 74 436 15
NuttsCorner Raceway run its annual Boxing Day Bash on Thursday afternoon with six classes contesting their Derek Mason Memorial King of the Corner trophies; Derek was of course the much loved commentator at the Raceway for many years before he sadly passed away 7 years ago while commentating.
The Brisca F2 Stock Car grid was swollen with the welcome addition of Billy and Adrian Finnegan as well as an appearance from Stock Rod Star Shea Duff. B Finnegan set the early pace in heat one but was soon overcome by Craig McConnell the Irish Points Champion who romped clear to take the honours. Heat two was a somewhat more challenging affair with track conditions deteriorating after an earlier banger race. B Finnegan again showed strong pace in this one and looked as though he could go all the way to victory lane however McConnell for a second time made it to the front before the fall of the flag. The title decider got off to a similar start with B Finnegan taking the lead, McConnell continued to make good progress through the field from the superstar grade with Sam McKay in tow. At the half distance stage McConnell hit the front and went on to take the title and indeed his third win of the day. Behind B Finnegan and Sam McKay enjoyed a good battle for the podium places.
The 2L Saloon Stock Cars also seen the return of some familiar faces, in the shape of Marcus Watt and Geoff Martin. Watt was the early pace setter in heat one with Martin next up, on the move was the solo star grader Ryan Wright who was gaining ground quickly. Wright swiftly made it to the head of the field and went on to take the win ahead of Martin and Watt. Next up was the meeting final where Watt again enjoyed a spell out front before Wright toured through to claim the victory; Watt was the gallant runner up with Martin completing the podium steps in third.
Local man Willaim Stewart proved unstoppable in the 1300 Stock Car class where he completed the afternoon undefeated with wins in the heat and feature race. Stewart’s closest chaser was Jason McCreight who posted a brace of runner up placing’s, others who featured well were Gareth Halliday and Fionn Donnelly.
Another driver on tip top form was young Sam Stewart in the Junior Rods. Stewart was in control of proceedings all afternoon, opening his win tally in the heat with a well-executed victory ahead of Ty Richardson. There was no stopping Stewart once again in the trophy race where he glided to glory ahead of Cole McFall and Jordan Nicholl.
Antrim’s Father and son duo Mark and J.P Kilpatrick enhanced the ORCi Stock Rod grid, when they joined the ranks to do battle for the Derek Mason King of the Corner Memorial event. Mark made his presence felt right from the off when he landed the heat win ahead Thomas McCrory Jnr. The trophy race played out in a similar fashion with M Kilpatrick holding on for the victory ahead of his father J.P in second and the World Champion Jack Kennedy third.
A very welcome addition to the fixture was the all action Back to Basic Micro Bangers. There was a decent entry of fifteen cars with new and old drivers alike; among the more established names were Richie Browne, Mazzy McCreight and Tommy McCrory. The opening encounter was action all the way and Browne proved he hadn’t lost his banger racing touch when he picked up the flag. The final again was punishing to say the least, Browne looked as though he could do the double, however he got into some late drama which allowed Matthew McKinstry to sailed through and take the title, Browne recovered for second ahead of McCrory.
A spectacular Figure of 8 Caravan Destruction Derby concluded the afternoon’s racing. With a high number of competitors on track the large gathering of festive onlookers were treated to a mammoth crash fest. Michael McGarrity serviced the distance to take the victory.
- My Laps Information
- Sunday 20th October 2019
- Friday 4th October 2019
- Sunday 29th September 2019
- Sunday 15th September 2019
- Saturday 14th September 2019
- Friday 30th August 2019
- Friday 23rd August 2019
- Sunday 11th August 2019
- Wednesday 31st July 2019
- Wednesday 26th June 2019
- Wednesday 19th June 2019
- Sunday 9th June 2019
- Saturday 8th June 2019
- Wednesday 29th May 2019
- Sunday 19th May 2019
- Wednesday 8th May 2019
- Wednesday 17th April 2019
- Sunday 7th April 2019
- Saturday 6th April 2019
- Sunday 10th March 2019
- Saturday 9th March 2019